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    Cool Kakimori Torori

    Kakimori is a stationary shop in Tokyo Japan.

    They have a range of inks and stationery, which epitomizes Japanese minimalism and elegance. They also make personalized handmade inks and notebooks, a specialized dip pen nib and nib holders.
    Their pigment line comes in beautiful bottles:

    Courtesy of Kakimori store.

    This is the least beautiful ink in bottle. It is surprising that such an unflattering colour can transform into such a light and joyous orange.
    According to them:
    "A perfect omelette reveals its deliciously soft centre. Torori is the colour of anticipation, describing a rich consistency overflowing with flavour."

    I thought I wouldnít like this light orange ink. But surprisingly itís fun to sketch or doodle with.
    As a writing ink, I found it only enjoyable with a broad nib . But even then, itís not comfortable to read for me. However, if you want to write unwanted thoughts, or a vengeance letter, with fine nib to make the reader suffer, it's a good for that

    Ink is dry, wet and has long dry times and is easy to clean.

    Lets start with Chroma:
    Chroma.jpeg

    Writing samples:
    Text is from The Art of Peace, by Morihei Ueshiba translated by John Stevens.
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    Rhodia - Torori.jpg

    TR68gr - Torori.jpeg
    Photos:
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    Watertest:
    Watertest.jpeg

    Comparison:
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    I did a tiny doodle, to show it works well as an accent ink. The blue ink is Noodler's Lermontov.

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    Here is another sketch: A tear for the sacred fire:
    Ink are Kakimori Torori
    Noodler's Lermontov
    J Herbin Larmes de Cassis
    Paper is Fabriano Water-colour




    ∑ Pens used: Pilot Elite (Ef/Stub) Lamy Safari (Ef/F/M/B), Jinhao 450 with an Ahab nib.
    ∑ What I liked: Great for drawing. Enjoyable with broad nib. Very easy to clean.
    ∑ What I did not like: Itís not easy to read, especially with finer nibs. Not good for note taking.
    ∑ What some might not like: Dry, long dry times. Ugly colour in the bottle. Not recommended for heavy handed writers or overwriter lefties.
    ∑ Shading: With wider nibs
    ∑ Ghosting: None.
    ∑ Bleed through: None
    ∑ Flow Rate: Wet
    ∑ Lubrication: On the dry side.
    ∑ Nib Dry-out: None.
    ∑ Start-up: None
    ∑ Saturation: Light
    ∑ Shading Potential: With wide nibs, some.
    ∑ Sheen: None.
    ∑ Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: None
    ∑ Nib Creep / ďCrudĒ: Nope.
    ∑ Staining (pen): No.
    ∑ Clogging: No.
    ∑ Cleaning: Easy
    ∑ Water resistance: Very good.
    ∑ Availability: 30 ml bottles.

    Please don't hesitate to share your experience, writing samples or any other comments. The more the merrier
    Last edited by Yazeh; April 19th, 2023 at 11:30 AM.

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    Default Re: Kakimori Torori

    Good stuff, Yazeh! Thank you for the review. I might like this ink. Hard to say. It looks like the sort that grows on you. I'm thinking kitty and his rodent friend are eyeing that egg for their breakfast.

    And forgive me, but I see a pineapple in the midst of your sacred fire! (I'm guessing that's a illusion from the watercolor paper texture...)

    Thank you for continuing to reveal this ink line!

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    Default Re: Kakimori Torori

    Thanks, Yazeh...that IS a cool bottle. And I love orange inks.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    And my latest ebook, for spooky wintery reading:

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    Default Re: Kakimori Torori

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Thanks, Yazeh...that IS a cool bottle. And I love orange inks.
    It is indeed. This is a light orange and if my memory serves me right, you're a leftie overwrite, so you might smudge it all around.

    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    Good stuff, Yazeh! Thank you for the review. I might like this ink. Hard to say. It looks like the sort that grows on you. I'm thinking kitty and his rodent friend are eyeing that egg for their breakfast.
    Oh, that egg was supposed a failed draft of a mouse, which looks a bit like Woodstock actually
    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    And forgive me, but I see a pineapple in the midst of your sacred fire! (I'm guessing that's a illusion from the watercolor paper texture...)
    Forgiven That was what my wife said too
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    Thank you for continuing to reveal this ink line!
    Always a pleasure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Oh, that egg was supposed a failed draft of a mouse, which looks a bit like Woodstock actually
    I just meant the source of the ink color, not the doodle next to them. (Well, and the egg in the water test.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Forgiven That was what my wife said too
    Now we can definitely blame the texture of the watercolor paper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post

    I just meant the source of the ink color, not the doodle next to them. (Well, and the egg in the water test.)
    Got it
    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Forgiven That was what my wife said too
    Now we can definitely blame the texture of the watercolor paper!
    No. It's my impatience. Nothing to do with the texture and no dog ate my homework

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    No. It's my impatience. Nothing to do with the texture and no dog ate my homework
    Hmm. Well, it sure looks like the texture of the paper simulating the texture of a pineapple - I assumed cold-press paper... Either way, I like it - a flame, a pineapple, a pineapple aflame... It's all there.

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    Default Re: Kakimori Torori

    Happy sigh Always such a treat to see a Kakimori review from you Yazeh. This is another one I love...

    I can see the pineapple too, but that's a good thing in my view

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Happy sigh Always such a treat to see a Kakimori review from you Yazeh. This is another one I love...
    I thought so. This is your type of ink for sure. It's light, cheery and orange

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I can see the pineapple too, but that's a good thing in my view
    Glad you like my flaming pineapple

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    Default Re: Kakimori Torori

    I can see that you have a keen eye for colours and aesthetics. I appreciate your honest opinion on the light orange ink. It sounds like you have a playful and creative personality. 🎨rice purity test

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    Hereís a thread for you to bump, Verlene. Itís a different sort of purity test, where a former member failed spectacularly.

    How Empty of Clouds outed himself as the forumís spammer
    "A truth does not mind being questioned. A lie does not like being challenged."

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    Good review, as always Yazeh. Although Iím not a fan of yellow, I had never heard of that company.

    Iíd buy some of that ink (in a different color) just for the bottle.

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    "A truth does not mind being questioned. A lie does not like being challenged."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dneal View Post
    Good review, as always Yazeh. Although Iím not a fan of yellow, I had never heard of that company.

    Iíd buy some of that ink (in a different color) just for the bottle.
    And if you buy from their website they offer you, different caps, plastic, wood and aluminum. Though not sure if it's worth the price They also do personalized ink

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    Default Re: Kakimori Torori

    Thanks for your thoughtful analysis. Your perspective sheds light on aspects I hadn't considered before. Purity Score

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    spammer reported
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    Default Re: Kakimori Torori

    You seem to have a good sense of color and design. I value your frank feedback regarding the light orange ink. Your personality seems to be lively and imaginative. bitlife

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